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Dining, SFoodie Golden West's Barbecued Short Rib Sandwich

Golden West's Barbecued Short Rib Sandwich

For the past few weeks, Golden West, sister to the Sentinel, has quietly been opening in the mornings. The tiny takeout window on Trinity and Sutter sells coffee (Mr. Espresso) and a few pastries; customers who crane their necks around…
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Dining, SFoodie The Five Best Things We've Had for Lunch Recently

The Five Best Things We've Had for Lunch Recently

We used to work with a guy who'd eat the same frigging thing for lunch every day: white bread, lunchmeat turkey, and so much French's mustard he'd have pools of it in the corners of his mouth. While we're too…
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Dining, SFoodie Le Charm's Croque Madame

Le Charm's Croque Madame

Its nighttime ambitions have grown over the years, but during the day, Le Charm is as it always was ― an inexpensive place for a business lunch, with guileless food, flawless service, and a peerless croque…
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Dining, SFoodie Plantain Burrito at The Little Chihuahua on 24th

Plantain Burrito at The Little Chihuahua on 24th

Plantains and black beans are quintessential side-dish stalwarts, but at the week-old Noe Valley outpost of the Little Chihuahua ― just like at its sibling on Divis ― sweet, mellow grilled plantains and syrupy black beans…
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Dining, SFoodie Skool's Fried Aji Sandwich

Skool's Fried Aji Sandwich

Wednesday, June 30, 2010 A burly guy in a tank top, shoulders bristling with gray hairs, leans into the server. "We just came from the gym and my husband is starving." Just two days old, Skool has a sun-blasted deck…
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Dining, SFoodie Spice Kit's Short Rib Ssam Wrap

Spice Kit's Short Rib Ssam Wrap

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 After glimpses of four-star glory, Fred Tang and Will Pacio are ministering to the $10 lunch crowd. Opening yesterday: Spice Kit, their quick-casual spot in the office zone where FiDi fuses with SOMA. Tang and Pacio…
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Dining, SFoodie Rice Soup at Lers Ros

Rice Soup at Lers Ros

Monday, June 28, 2010Some days you want pancakes for lunch. Some days you crave an omelet. Some days, you want khao tom (rice soup) with pickled mustard greens, heavy on the lime, chiles, garlic, and fish sauce. Near the…
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Dining, SFoodie 'Broke Boy' Sandwich at Clare's Deli

'Broke Boy' Sandwich at Clare's Deli

Clare Hulme's three-day-old sandwich shop is a sort of de facto annex of the 500 Club. You can leave your bucket stool at the 500, stagger two doors up 17th Street to Clare's Deli, and be…
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Dining, SFoodie Little Saigon Cafe's Dumplings

Little Saigon Cafe's Dumplings

Thursday, June 24, 2010There's a certain pleasure in making a date with a once-a-week food stand, to look forward to seeing at the farmers' market or a nearby corner. But sometimes the pleasure of knowing it's always there is…
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Dining, SFoodie Americano Summer Grille's Heritage Pork

Americano Summer Grille's Heritage Pork

Town Hall isn't the only pop-up stoking a mesquite grill this summer. Tuesdays and Thursdays through September, Americano chef Kory Stewart oversees an outdoor lunch on the restaurant's sun-lashed Embarcadero terrace. Last Thursday's menu ― all…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch: Kasa's Lamb Curry Thali

What to Have for Lunch: Kasa's Lamb Curry Thali

It's two years since Kasa launched at the eastern pole of the Castro's 18th Street cruise corridor. Chef-owner Anamika Khanna grew up in a Punjabi enclave in London ― leave it to someone not schooled in…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch: Lunch Geek's Taiwanese Meatball Sandwich

What to Have for Lunch: Lunch Geek's Taiwanese Meatball Sandwich

Lunch Geek opened a few weeks back with a menu of straightforward sandwiches with good ingredients and goody-two-shoes names: a ham and cheese sandwich called the "GPA 4.0," for example, or the chicken and mushroom "Bookworm." (Not to mention a…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch: Nachos and Sports Lust at Pete's Tavern

What to Have for Lunch: Nachos and Sports Lust at Pete's Tavern

Yesterday's lunchtime jersey mob at Pete's horseshoe bar generated noise approaching that of a stadium bristling with vuvuzelas, as Brazil put the final touches on its Dear Leader-shaming win over North Korea. No telling whether the…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch: Piperade To-Go's Mr. Williams Sandwich

What to Have for Lunch: Piperade To-Go's Mr. Williams Sandwich

We couldn't say for sure whether the Mr. Williams sandwich is named after Chuck Williams, founder of Williams-Sonoma. But we do know that the back-alley, takeaway spinoff of Gerald Hirigoyen's Cal-Basque eatery operates as a sort…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch: Choripan with a Side of Soccer

What to Have for Lunch: Choripan with a Side of Soccer

Monday, June 14, 2010Last week when we visited Tanguito, the Argentinian food truck on Fisherman's Wharf, the sun was brilliant, the tables permanently installed next to the truck were packed, and the owners were tuning the flat-screen television they'd hooked…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch: Savory Bread Pudding at DarTEAling Lounge

What to Have for Lunch: Savory Bread Pudding at DarTEAling Lounge

One look at the trio of blazered women in low-slung slipper chairs, munching finger sandwiches amid the lacy, scroll-legged splendor of an antiques mall, and you think, Get me out of here. Look again, and you…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch: Kebabs of Hayes Valley's Lamb Wrap

What to Have for Lunch: Kebabs of Hayes Valley's Lamb Wrap

Thursday, June 10, 2010Kebabs of Hayes Valley is not the same restaurant as Hayes & Kebab, okay? Yeah, it's located in the same space, and the name of this three-month-old restaurant is awfully familiar, and the menu's almost identical. Hayes…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch: 'Open' Ravioli from Fleur de Sel

What to Have for Lunch: 'Open' Ravioli from Fleur de Sel

Takeaway rules at this month-old FiDi deli, done up with granite countertops and a fresh coat of French. Former Chapeau! chef Stephane Gregoire shuns the Downtown lunch-spot turkey sandwich in favor of stuff like salmon ceviche…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch: Little Delhi's Chicken Curry Special

What to Have for Lunch: Little Delhi's Chicken Curry Special

Located just around the corner from the Powell Street station, or on the gateway to the Tandoorloin, Little Delhi is one of the city's better Punjabi restaurants, with terra-cotta and gold walls, uniformed servers, and…
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Dining, SFoodie What to Have for Lunch: Fried Chicken Po'boy from Little Skillet

What to Have for Lunch: Fried Chicken Po'boy from Little Skillet

Ever since opening manager Christian Cisclé split Little Skillet February, the cooking at Farmer Brown's takeaway satellite has seemed to move closer to the Tenderloin mother ship. When it opened a little more than a year…
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